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Understanding Your Mortgage Penalties

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When you’re house hunting, the last thing on your mind is breaking your mortgage. If you’re like most people who buy a home, you plan to be there for the years to come. Unfortunately, sometimes life happens and you’re forced to break your mortgage. Common reasons include death, divorce, illness... Continue reading »

Why Title Insurance Matters

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If you’re like most people, buying a home represents the single largest financial transaction of your lifetime. While most homeowners would buy home insurance in a heartbeat, a lot aren’t aware of another important kind of insurance: title insurance. While your home insurance policy protects you from costly damaged like... Continue reading »

New Infographic from Rates.ca Looks at This Year’s Hottest Holiday Shopping Trends

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Rates.ca infographic summarizes key holiday spending habits, showing that Canadians plan to spend less this holiday season. Toronto, ON (PRLeap) December 23, 2014 – Canadians are tightening their purse string this holiday season. According to Deloitte’s 2014 Holiday Retail Outlook Survey, 34.3 percent plan to spend less compared to 2013,... Continue reading »

The Basics of Home Insurance

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If you’re a homeowner, chances are you have home insurance. For most families, their home is their most valuable asset, so you’d be foolish not to have coverage. Although it may seem like you’re “throwing away your money” similar to rent, you’ll be thankful you’re covered in the event of... Continue reading »